• The galaxy, discovered at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, lies about 13.2 billion light years from Earth, farther than any other galaxy ever measured.
  • The newly discovered galaxy, called EGSY8p7, was born when the Universe was less than 600 million years old and could provide a valuable window into the universe’s past.
  • Using Keck Observatory’s powerful infrared spectrograph, called MOSFIRE, the researchers dated the galaxy by detecting a signature of hot hydrogen gas heated by strong ultraviolet emission from newly born stars.

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